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Are you a a son of a Veteran? Would you like to join The American Legion? Check your local American Legion Post where you can find out your eligibility status and apply for membership in the world's largest Veteran's organization. Complete the application and proudly become a SON OF THE AMERICAN LEGION.
Q: I am related to someone who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibilty dates. Can I join the Sons of The American Legion?
A: If your relative who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibility dates and is a member of The American Legion, you may join the Sons of The American Legion.
However, if the qualifying Veteran is deceased you may join the appropriate organization, even if the qualifying Veteran was not a member of The American Legion when living.
If you meet the eligibility requirements for membership in the Sons of The American Legion, we'd love to have you join our ranks! Contact The American Legion Post nearest you to see if a Squadron of the Sons has been organized at that Post. If not, an officer of that Post should be able to tell you where to find the nearest S.A.L. Squadron. You can also contact the S.A.L. National Headquarters to find the location of a Sons Squadron near you.
You should be able to get an official S.A.L. Membership Application from just about any American Legion Post in the country.
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Not everyone is eligible to become a member of the Sons of The American Legion. There are specific membership requirements.
To be eligible, you must be a male descendant (includes stepsons and adopted sons) of a member of The American Legion.
You would also be eligible to join the Sons of The American Legion if you are the male descendant (stepsons and adopted sons included) of a veteran who died in service during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War (see specific time periods for service during these conflicts).
You would also be eligible to join the Sons of The American Legion if you are the male descendant (stepsons and adopted sons included) of a veteran who died subsequent to his or her honorable discharge from service in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War (the same eligibility periods apply as above).
Contact the Sons of The American Legion Squadron nearest you to obtain the necessary membership application form. Membership forms for the Sons of The American Legion should be available at any American Legion Post. Contact the Post nearest you and ask if a Squadron of the Sons exists in your area. If there is no Squadron in your area, contact The S.A.L. National Headquarters and ask about membership in the Sons of The American Legion. It's also possible to organize a new S.A.L. Squadron. Click hereto see information on starting a new Squadron.
Active Duty Service Eligibility Dates
for Membership in The American Legion
(note: potential S.A.L. members should use these dates to determine if their parents or grandparents are/were eligible for membership in The American Legion)
World War I
April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918
World War II
December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946
June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955
February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990
August 2, 1990 - (this eligibility period remains open)
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